Clinical pharmacy input into the admission medication reconciliation process in Ireland

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136394
Title:
Clinical pharmacy input into the admission medication reconciliation process in Ireland
Authors:
Galvin, M
Affiliation:
Naas General Hospital
Issue Date:
4-Feb-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136394
Item Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
Abstract of a paper presented at the Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland) Conference, London, 4 Feb 2010. A prospective, observational survey was undertaken across two study sites in Ireland. Adults admitted via the emergency department, from a non-acute setting, who reported the use of at least three regular prescription medications, were eligible for inclusion. Medication reconciliation was provided by clinical pharmacists to randomly-selected patients within 24-hours of admission. 134 patients, involving 1555 medications, were included in the survey. Over 97% of patients and 58% of medications required medication reconciliation. Over 90% of patients and 28% of medications warranted clinical pharmacy input. In total, 227 (50%) suggested interventions were amended. Concludes that this study provides an evidence base for clinical pharmacy input in admission medication reconciliation in Ireland.
Keywords:
MEDICATIONS; PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-20T09:17:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-20T09:17:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-02-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136394-
dc.descriptionAbstract of a paper presented at the Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland) Conference, London, 4 Feb 2010. A prospective, observational survey was undertaken across two study sites in Ireland. Adults admitted via the emergency department, from a non-acute setting, who reported the use of at least three regular prescription medications, were eligible for inclusion. Medication reconciliation was provided by clinical pharmacists to randomly-selected patients within 24-hours of admission. 134 patients, involving 1555 medications, were included in the survey. Over 97% of patients and 58% of medications required medication reconciliation. Over 90% of patients and 28% of medications warranted clinical pharmacy input. In total, 227 (50%) suggested interventions were amended. Concludes that this study provides an evidence base for clinical pharmacy input in admission medication reconciliation in Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMEDICATIONSen
dc.subjectPHARMACEUTICAL SERVICESen
dc.titleClinical pharmacy input into the admission medication reconciliation process in Irelanden
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentNaas General Hospitalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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